by Skip Cohen
Without question, time flies when you're having a good time. I'm amazed that it's been eleven years since the program above took place. But the fun of Throwback Thursday is in the memories that old photographs bring to the surface.
This was the Kentucky convention, and it's coming up later this month. David Ziser was coordinating the convention that year, and it was his last event in that role. My program was marketing and business, and I went on just minutes before the kick-off for the Super Bowl! Not easy to compete with, but the attendees at this convention were incredibly passionate about imaging, and I still had an almost full room. Afterward, Sheila and I went out to dinner with Jerry and Melissa Ghionis, and that dinner remains one of the funniest evenings we've ever had!
It was also the launch of a unique program we did for the school system. There were two programs - one for Kentucky photo educators and another for students interested in a photography career. My support for the teachers that year resulted in a sponsorship to be a Kentucky Colonel, and I'm still proud to be a member.
If you haven't gone searching for an old photograph - what are you waiting for? Throwbacks are a never-ending reminder of why we're part of one of the most incredible career fields in the world. No matter what you do in imaging, you help turn intangible memories into tangible moments that people can share forever.
It's also one of your very best marketing tools. Throwback stories published by you on social media help to plant the seeds of ideas for updating family portraits with your readers.
Happy Throwback Thursday
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